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Koehler won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 46. On June 3, 2011, Koehler announced he was running for the 17th U.S. Congressional District in 2012.<ref>[http://www.pjstar.com/news/x437335254/Koehler-announces-Congress-bid ''Peoria Journal Star,'' "Koehler announces bid for 17th Congressional District seat," June 4, 2011]</ref> However, on December 2, 2011, he announced he would be seeking re-election to the state Senate instead.<ref>[http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1178219428/Koehler-decision-not-huge-shake-up ''Peoria Journal Star,'' "Koehler decision not huge shake-up," December 3, 2011]</ref> Koehler defeated [[James Polk]] and [[Marvin Bainter]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Republican [[Pat Sullivan (Illinois)|Pat Sullivan]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf|''Illinois State Board of Elections''-2012 primary results]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
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Koehler won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois State Senate elections, 2012|Illinois State Senate]] District 46. On June 3, 2011, Koehler announced he was running for the 17th U.S. Congressional District in 2012.<ref>[http://www.pjstar.com/news/x437335254/Koehler-announces-Congress-bid ''Peoria Journal Star,'' "Koehler announces bid for 17th Congressional District seat," June 4, 2011]</ref> However, on December 2, 2011, he announced he would be seeking re-election to the state Senate instead.<ref>[http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1178219428/Koehler-decision-not-huge-shake-up ''Peoria Journal Star,'' "Koehler decision not huge shake-up," December 3, 2011]</ref> Koehler defeated [[James Polk]] and [[Marvin Bainter]] in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Republican [[Pat Sullivan (Illinois)|Pat Sullivan]] in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'', "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf|''Illinois State Board of Elections''-2012 primary results]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed December 31, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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David Koehler
David Koehler.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 46
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2017
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Peoria City Council
1989 – 1997
Education
Bachelor'sYankton College (1971)
OtherUnited Theological Seminary
Personal
ProfessionCo-Owner, Peoria Bread Company
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Koehler is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Koehler earned his Bachelor's from Yankton College in 1971 and his Master's in Divinity from United Theological Seminary.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Koehler served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Conservation, Chairperson
Committee of the Whole
Energy, Vice-Chairperson
Executive Appointments
Local Government
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Koehler served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Koehler served on these committees:[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Koehler's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy
Excerpt: " Creating sustainable jobs is Senator Koehler’s top priority. By working with area businesses and local communities to identify and develop important projects, Senator Koehler has helped to create thousands of jobs in central Illinois. ...Senator Koehler also favors the passage of a new capital bill to continue the improvement of our infrastructure and bring more jobs to Illinois."
  • Helping Families in Need
Excerpt: "As a State Senator, Dave is willing to make the tough decisions necessary to ensure that valuable services remain in place for working families who are trying to get ahead."
  • Improving Education
Excerpt: "School funding is a major issue in most states. Senator Koehler believes that Illinois can do a more equitable job of funding our schools by funding them through state government and less through property taxes. ...“One size fits all” mandates do not help educators. Sen. Koehler believes that Illinois needs to illuminate goals for students and teachers rather than mandate methods."
  • Pension Reform
Excerpt: "One, is to protect the lower end of the pension spectrum and target cutbacks to the upper end. Second, I believe we need to look at recent reform models used in other states such as the Rhode Island reform plan. On the issue of Teacher Retirement System pensions, I do not support the governor’s plan to shift the entire responsibility of the system to local school districts."

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2012

Koehler won election in the 2012 election for Illinois State Senate District 46. On June 3, 2011, Koehler announced he was running for the 17th U.S. Congressional District in 2012.[3] However, on December 2, 2011, he announced he would be seeking re-election to the state Senate instead.[4] Koehler defeated James Polk and Marvin Bainter in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012 and defeated Republican Pat Sullivan in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Illinois State Senate, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Koehler Incumbent 54.2% 45,054
     Republican Pat Sullivan 45.8% 38,104
Total Votes 83,158
Illinois State Senate, District 46 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDave Koehler Incumbent 74% 5,552
James Polk 16.6% 1,245
Marvin Bainter 9.4% 707
Total Votes 7,504

2010

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Koehler won re-election to the 46th District Seat in the Illinois State Senate with no opposition. The election took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

Illinois State Senate, District 43 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Koehler (D) 43,474 100.0%

Koehler ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[10]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat David Koehler won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 46 receiving 32,873 votes, ahead of Republican Ernest Russell receiving 24,209 votes.[11]


Illinois State Senate, District 46 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Koehler (D) 32,873
Ernest Russell (R) 24,209

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Koehler is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Koehler raised a total of $1,773,385 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[12]

David Koehler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State Senate, District 46 Won $1,105,949
2010 Illinois State Senate, District 46 Won $161,530
2008 Illinois State Senate, District 46 Not up for election $115,543
2006 Illinois State Senate, District 46 Won $390,363
Grand Total Raised $1,773,385

2012

Koehler won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Koehler raised a total of $1,105,949.
Illinois State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Koehler's campaign in 2012
Illinois Democratic Party$257,275
Koehler for Congress$87,438
Illinois Laborers$55,000
Friends of Mike Frerichs$49,000
Afscme Illinois Council 31$34,000
Total Raised in 2012$1,105,949
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Koehler won re-election to the Illinois State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Koehler raised a total of $161,530.

2008

Koehler was not up for election to the Illinois State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Koehler raised a total of $115,543.

2006

Koehler won election to the Illinois State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Koehler raised a total of $390,363.

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[13][14]

2012

Koehler received a score of 25.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of F according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 46th highest among all 59 members of the Illinois State Senate included in the Vote Card.[14]

Personal

Koehler and his wife, Nora, have three children.

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